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Boston Marathon Registration Opens Tomorrow!

Boston Marathon
Written by Charlie

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Tomorrow, September 8, is the day that thousands of runners have waited for – the first day of registration for the Boston Marathon. However, even though the registration window opens tomorrow, it does not mean that everyone can register tomorrow. As in years past, it will be broken down by qualifying time and tomorrow it opens for those runners who have beat their qualifying time by a whopping 20 minutes. Those who have qualified and did not beat the qualifying time by more than 5 minutes will have to wait until next Monday!

Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon Registration Opens Tomorrow

Make sure you check back throughout the week as I will be writing posts to layout hotel and airline options and how to nail down your travel to the Boston Marathon – for free!

Registration Procedure

It is strange to think that, not to long ago, a marathoner could actually run a qualifying race as late as March and still run that year’s Boston Marathon! In fact, it was called the Last Chance Marathon.

Now, registration opens and closes in September – seven months before the Boston Marathon. This year’s registration procedure is the same as the last few years’ – a rolling registration that opens each day based on the amount of time the runner cleared the qualification time.


  • Race Day – April 20, 2015
  • Registration opens – September 8
  • Race Fee – $175 for US residents, $225 for international residents (same as last year, which is nice)
  • Qualification window for 2015 Boston – September 14, 2013 – registration closes
  • Registration Application – BAA
  • Field size – 30,000 runners
Boston Marathon Qualification Times
Age Group Men Women
18-34 3:05 3:35
35-39 3:10 3:40
40-44 3:15 3:45
45-49 3:25 3:55
50-54 3:30 4:00
55-59 3:40 4:10
60-64 3:55 4:25
65-69 4:10 4:40
70-74 4:25 4:55
75-79 4:40 5:10
80 – over 4:55 5:25
Boston Marathon Registration Dates
Date Time Eligible Entrants
September 8 10:00AM Runners who beat the qualifying time by 20 minutes or more
September 10 10:00AM Runners who beat the qualifying time by 10 minutes or more
September 12 10:00AM Runners who beat the qualifying time by 5 minutes or more
September 15 10:00AM Runners who ran a qualifying time
September 17 5:00PM Registration closes
September 22 10:00AM Registration reopens (if space exists) for qualifying runers

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

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